From the Archive: Company Business

Once again, the “From the Archive” feature brings you the wildly forgettable cinema of the early nineteen-nineties. Around the time Company Business was released, in 1991, Gene Hackman was openly speculating that retirement was imminent. This is the sort of movie his working actor, next-script-from-the-top-of-the-pile instincts landed him in around that time. While there was greatness ahead, both duly rewarded and under-celebrated, it was easy to sympathize with his desire for exit when watching him trudge through material like this. In the genre of spy stories, a new wrinkle has been added. With the Soviet Union undergoing radical, history-making changes, … Continue reading From the Archive: Company Business

From the Archive: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

This wasn’t the first writing I did for my college’s student newspaper, The Pointer, but I do believe it was the first full-length review I turned in. It’s not that much longer than the most robust pieces written for our radio show, right in the middle of its three-year run when this was published, but I presume I was feeling a little more pressure about the word count, evidenced by me essentially make the same point repeatedly in the last three paragraphs. As is often the case with newspapers, I take no credit nor blame for the headline, which I … Continue reading From the Archive: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country